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It has been a while since I went somewhere for the specific purpose of taking a picture
At flood stage Snoqualmie falls pours over 11,000 cubic feet per second of water over the falls.
... visited the winery "Chateau St Michelle" a bit further outside the city. The tour itself is for free and includes a tasting of three different wines at the end. The winery is beautiful and huge and the wine was very good. The only downside was the length of the tour which was pretty short (30 minutes).
Very recommendable are free walking tours offered by www.seattlefreewalkingtors.org. We took one in the city center that included also a short visit ...
... We decided we had enough energy to go off to the Seattle Centre to see the Space Needle up close and personal, so we walked back to Westlake (actually quite a bit further than we anticipated!) to get the monorail. During our walk we had great views of the Smith Tower set against all the other buildings – it is totally dwarfed by them but especially by the Columbia Tower’s 76 floors, and realised ...
... old ground level (now thought of as a basement for some people) - you go down some steps and suddenly there is the old front door to the building - the original sidewalk etc - yet above you is the sidewalk that you were just walking on.
The tour guide was brilliant - very funny - with plenty of irreverent comments! It was a fascinating insight into the way the town was built and rebuilt (and the lack of a sensible sewage system for many years)
... I'd get cell service here so I turned my phone off airplane mode and got an influx of emails and texts and was even able to call Mike! =D
The rest of the day at port was spent shopping for a black cardigan that we both needed for our uniforms on cold days. We checked about 5 stores and the ones that had cardigans were way out of our price range. Who knew a simple black cardigan could cost $60!
Went to Forever 21 which was 3 stories ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSalish Lodge & Spa Snoqualmie
Lodging is worth the price. We purchased the deal from Costco. It included one nights stay, a couples massage and full breakfast for two (4 course, no less). The room was ever so comfortable! They provide wood and fire logs and even offer to start the fire for you. The bathroom is nicely appointed with a jacuzzi tub for two. The breakfast was really good, also! The environment was very soothing
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Historical Traveler Reviews Salish Lodge & Spa Snoqualmie
Power plant in backyard
I stayed at the Salish with my husband and 12 year old on our first trip to the Northwest. It was over budget, but I was seduced by the web site, good reviews, and the view of the waterfall. Why does no one mention that the hotel rooms, except for six rooms, overlook a truly ugly power plant or that the dam has constuction work going on? The staff was nice enough to show me other rooms that had trees blocking the view but it wasn't worth the effort with no reduction in rate from our 'River view" room. The restaraunts are so expensive it's nuts. In the "Attic Room" the soup of the day is 9, with a hamburger at 16 or 19. Always, there was one server present. The spa is limited. There are 2 facials, 2 massages, and 1 wrap. The theme of silence is a little much. All in all if I knew then what I know now I would have passed.
Nice property, but staff needs training
AVOID ROOM 312! I tend to agree about the nonresponsive staff. I booked a room well in advance and was assured every room had a two person jacuzzi tub. It was a special occasion for me and my loved one (Birthday AND Anniversery). Room 312 is a handicapp room with no tub, just a huge shower with a handicapp chair!
First of all the front desk clerk should have forewarned me of such, but she did not. When I complained and try to change rooms they were not accomodating. I was told this was the only room available and that I could switch tomorrow. A major inconvienence and a major dissapointment. They offered me some "sparkling wine", not much use to a recovering alchoholic. Oh, they were kind enough to knock off $30.00 a night for the inconvienence, big deal. And guess what, I am travel agent (for 20 yrs now). I must say the lodge itself is very nice and well appointed. The staff needs some major training in customer service.
How to keep the sheets on the bed?
Yes, The Salish location is very nice and having stayed there before we went for an anniversary weekend. The service was so bad and the management so unresponsive we came home two days early. We don't mind spending the money, but when we do we do expect the sheets to stay on the bed. After a night of howling wind, tossing and turning and complaining by my husband I discovered that low and behold the bottom sheet really would not stay on the bed.
The dinner was extremely overpriced and the wait staff terrible. If you really want to spend this kind of money look for a 4 star hotel that can truly provide 4 star service. I believe in voting with my pocket book and we will never go back.
Save your money
This is a perfect example of an overrated hotel with a non-responsive staff. I wrote not one, but two letters to the management to make them aware of deficiencies in cleanliness and maintenance. Neither one was responded to. The restaurant on the premises served us a meal that had 2 of the 4 of us not finishing our meal. We would have told our server about the problem if she was anywhere to be found but that was not the case. I agree with one reviewer who mentioned that the staff was inexperienced and did not even try to accomodate any requests. I'm glad I can have this forum to express my displeasure since my complaints directly to the owners did not make a difference. Don't go and spend your dollars there because there are other more worthy places. Stop by, enjoy the view and leave.
After a hot and stressful wedding in Austin, I was SO pleased with my honeymoon at the Salish Lodge.
The room was gorgeous with a great view of the river before the falls. It had great touches like Aveda bath products; whirlpool; natural wood; and you can order fragranced pillows to sleep on!
We did a spa package and got hot stone massages at the spa. WOW! The stress melted away, and we got to use the soothing pools and sauna afterwards.
The highlight of the entire vacation was the dinner we had at the hotel. The food and service were excellent. We told them we were on our honeymoon, and we were in a room with two other couples both who were celebrating engagements and first year anniversaries. It was a festive atmosphere as we watched the sun set over the waterfall. Noteable was the cheese course--YUM!
The Salish is total indulgence. If you are willing to pay the money, it is a luxurious retreat!
Very nice hotel and spa
We stayed at the Salish for one night. We had the spa package which came with two spa treatments and the Country Breakfast (yumm!) The room was very nice. We also loved the "pillow menu" where you can choose from 5 or 6 different pillows. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The Aveda toiletries were a very nice touch. The spa is wonderful but the showers in the locker room are terrible. Tepid water dribbled out. Just a minor complaint for a wonderful hotel.
Relaxing night away!
Having enjoyed some wonderul meals in the dining room, my husband and I decided to stay overnight at the lodge. We signed up for the "do not disturb" package which includes credits for room service, mini bar and free breakfast in the dining room. We also booked services at the spa.Our room was nicely appointed, with a view of the power plant peaking through the trees and greenery. The room for two jacuzzi really did have room for two and opening the window wall to view the fireplace was very nice. The shower is also inside the jacuzzi tub, equipped with a horrid shower head. The shower itself did leave something to be desired. My husband commented that he felt well exfoliated afterwards.The room service menu was varied, I always find room service a bit overpriced and this wasn't any different. We ordered the duck confit and sea scallops, both excellent. We also enjoyed desert of apple tartin and eclairs with hot chocolate, nice touch in that room service had us call them when we were ready for desert so it didn't get cold, warm while we enjoyed our dinner.Our treatments at the spa, essential massage & foot refresher, were delivered by competent professionals. The spa itself is very relaxing with a great ambience, afterwards we had the sauna/steam/therapy pool area to ourselves. Glad we brought our swimsuits.Breakfast the next day was also very good, the country breakfast was just to much food for us. The omelette and eggs benedict were good and the service was fine. We never felt unattended to.Overall we enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it to our friends.
No sign of Agent Cooper, but great none-the-less
I eperienced neither car break-in or $65 breakfast or bad service, as other reviewers have mentioned. My girlfriend and I experienced a very pleasant staff, fantastic rooms, a great view of the falls and one of the best dinners we have every had (and we've eaten at many of the US's best restaurants). The Salish exteior was featured heavily in the Twin Peaks TV show as the Great Northern Lodge, and that (being the nerds that we are) was our original draw in coming here. However that quickly faded as we expeienced the fantastic bed and bath and as I said, a fantastic dinner experience. Not inexpensive, but overall a very good value. Only 30 minutes from Seattle, but you will feel worlds away tucked into the forest. And hey, the RR(Twede's now) Diner (Home of Twin Peak's cherry pie) is still close by for some pie and a "damn fine cup of joe".
A third floor room with a balcony. The view was a disappointment, but the feahter bed, wonderful pillows, in room jacuzzi, mineral soaking baths and massage were great. The "world famous" $65 breakfast was much ado about nothing. You are nickel and dimed here. $600.00 for two for a night.....won't bother again....
Beware of Car Break-ins at Salish Lodge/Snoqualmie Falls
We were visiting Snoqualmie Falls two weeks ago and our rental car was broken into while parked in the Salish Lodge/Snoqualmie Falls parking lot. I had a bag stolen, containing credit cards, some cash and, more importantly, ID. According to the Snoqualmie Police Department, car break-ins occur there at least once a month. This is a private property, so the Police Department does not have jurisdiction. Salish Lodge refuses to secure the parking lots, have their security patrol the parking lots, or even post signs that this is occurring. Beware!
You may be a victim! The place may look upscale and safe, but there are criminals lurking in the bushes waiting to break into your cars!